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Regional Growth Fund: EU Grants and Loans

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful bids received for the second round of the regional growth fund sought to use European regional development fund monies as match funding in each region.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

holding answer 25 November 2011

Officials in the Department and in the European regional development fund (ERDF) teams worked closely together to align, where practical, the respective funds’ bidding processes to ensure where possible bidders could access both sources of funding. In the second round of bidding to the regional growth fund 90 bids mentioned funding from ERDF sources.

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